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  • New Lows? We've Found Them Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 4:07 PM ET

    The NASDAQ broke the old closing low of 1505.90. We did not break the old closing low of 848.92 on the S&P set on October 27th, but we are very close. Let's not quibble.

  • Christmas on Consignment Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 12:01 PM ET
    Leiber 'Glisten' Evening Handbag

    When times get tough, women cut back on spending on themselves first. So when it comes to the holiday party — if there is one — this year, more women are rummaging through their closet, borrowing or buying secondhand instead of buying a new party dress.

  • The Future Of The Sports Fantasy Market Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

    With a rising consumer interest in the fantasy sports marketplace (7% over the past five years in the United States and Canada), I wanted to focus on some of the key trends that will serve as discussion points over the next 1-3 years.

  • Looking At The Best Deals In Sports Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 9:05 AM ET
    Blue Jackets Fans

    Take a quick moment to think about the last time you attended a sporting event and considered it a great value. Has that ever happened? If it has, did it occur in the past six months?

  • Web Extra: Five Things to Cut From Your Budget Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 9:15 PM ET

    Carmen offers tips for how to make some room in your household budget in this web exclusive.

  • Is This Year's Holiday Shopping Season Doomed? Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 9:04 PM ET

    With haggard U.S. consumers not willing to spend this holiday season, is there anything to truly be merry about?

  • Finally, a Cheery Holiday Forecast for Retailers Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Great news, Santa! Shoppers on the east coast may not have to brave the elements to deck the halls this season.

  • Mall Operator Shares Plunge on Viability Concerns Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    Shares of General Growth Properties fell 73 percent on Tuesday after the second-largest U.S. mall owner expressed doubts that it could continue operating due to its looming near-term debt.

  • A Dozen Fine Cigars Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 9:01 AM ET
    Love em or hate em, for centuries cigars have been the choice tobacco product for millions of smokers and like fine wine, has been universally recognized as a sophisticated vice of the well-heeled connoisseur. The US spends more than $1 billion a year on the often sneered at stogie and its impact on popular culture has grown with celebrities such as James Gandolfini's character Tony Soprano who was rarely seen without one protruding from his face.Whether you favor the lighter claro wrappers or t

    Whether you favor the lighter claro wrappers or the darker maduro, see what Cigar Aficionado's editors select as their choice sticks for this season.

  • Clermont Wealth Strategies is 'underweight' the entire consumer discretionary sector, which includes retailers, Rob Morgan, market strategist at Clermont Wealth Strategies said.

  • UK October Retail Sales See Biggest Drop in 3 Years Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 1:28 AM ET

    British retail sales fell for a fifth straight month in October on a like-for-like basis and by the biggest amount in more than three years, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Confessions of a Cell Phone Salesman Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 9:14 PM ET

    Tricks of the trade you need to know before you sign up for service.

  • President-elect Obama Now Sports Wear Endorser? Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    President-elect Barack Obama is suddenly the most powerful man in America. And that means that people are listening to what he does or says—or endorses, for that matter.

  • Hot Holiday Toys: Will Elmo Reign Again? Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    With a dearth of dazzle in the holiday toy lineup this year, it looks like Elmo may just groove his way to the top again this year. But he might have to battle a robot or triceratops to win that coveted spot under the tree. Let the games begin!

  • Biggest 2 Day Decline Since '87 Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 7:41 PM ET

    Stocks sold off on Thursday in their worst two-day slide since October 1987 with disappointing corporate outlooks and bleak sales from major retailers fueling invsetor fears.

  • Americans Cutting Back on Holiday Gifts: Survey Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 6:03 PM ET
    Target store

    Shoppers are scrimping on holiday gifts, but not when it comes to their pets.

  • Sharapova Joining Enlyten vs. Gatorade War? Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 5:57 PM ET

    It was about a year ago that I covered a brand called Enlyten SportStrips. It's basically Gatorade on one of those strips you put into your mouth. The story got intriguing when the company alleged the NFL pushed them out of a deal with the Buffalo Bills...

  • Weak Data, Strong Opportunity Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    All those negative same-store sales numbers might add up to positive results for investors.

  • See What People Are Saying About... Holiday Spending Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    To win more market share during the crucial holiday selling season, Wal-Mart said it will introduce new price cuts every week until Christmas...

  • Holiday Outlook Gloomier After Weak October Sales Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Retailers are reporting some of the weakest sales in more than a decade as consumer spending dried up in October amid the uncertainty brought on by the financial crisis and mounting layoffs.